Saturday, 19 December 2020

Review: The House Swap

The House Swap The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As I usually do, I look at others reviews to see what others thought. I think it’s a middle of the road when I looked at others reviews, but I really liked it.

It had the completeness of a good mystery type thriller based around a domestic noir with a few sexy scenes thrown in.

As it says in the title House Swap. Yes this is based around swapping your home for a vacation in each other’s houses, but this is so much more.

A husband with a good profession but a problem.
A wife undervalued and under temptation.

Yes it has an affair in it but it’s very much a part of the drawing the reader in.

I was very invested in this book.

I read some, and I listened on audio to some.
The audio is ok but the woman’s voice sometimes didn’t give it enough umf enough expression. It didn’t deter me though because I was so into this equation that was happening.

I definitely didn’t guess some of this.

Characters very well rounded, real, and relatable.

I’ve now got her other book. Loving her writing style.

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Friday, 11 December 2020

Review: Girl In Danger

Girl In Danger Girl In Danger by Leigh Russell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Not read book 1. I didn’t realise this was part of a series, oops.

The story itself was good, the pace was fine.
The main character got on my nerves though and seemed quite naive in some respects.

I’ve read previous books by this author but I didn’t find this one very strong.

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Review: The Silent Ones

The Silent Ones The Silent Ones by Ali Knight
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was OK.
I loved the premise of the book that’s what drew me in but, I couldn’t stay with it.
The author writes well enough and has a good book here but there’s something lacking.

Towards the finale is what bumped another star off for me as I had all this anticipation and was spoilt before the ending.

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Review: All Your Perfects

All Your Perfects All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I thought I’d go for a light read.
Boy was I mistaken. This was heartbreaking and deep.

I’ve only read this authors first thriller Verity as this is more my genre.
So I thought I’d read a light romance.

This alternates between chapters from the “then” to the “now”. Very easy to follow may I add.

I loved reading the “then” chapters, learning how they met, fell in love etc.
But we learn what appears a happy family life starts to crumble under infertility problems.

I got frustrated in places, I kept say.....communication......come on, talk to each other!

Alas, they didn’t hear me.

So this is my second Colleen Hoover book. What do I think?

I think she has a great insight into human tragedies and peoples reactions from all sides. Clarity on emotions.

She draws readers in, then you just can’t escape that nook because those characters become a part of your life, you need to find out what you just have to keep on reading until you’ve finished the book.

I recommend this to any one who loves a romance, not a ‘soppy’ romance, one with body and girth to it.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Review: The Good Bear

The Good Bear The Good Bear by Sarah Lean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A search for love.
A beautifully written book with a beautiful tale.

Everyone wants love, to give love, to receive love.

Written for children 7 and above but this old lady loved it too!

Thea is off to her Dads for Christmas. She wants to tell him she aims to be a writer and he might buy her a typewriter.
But things don’t go to plan.

When she meets this dear old bear she learns lots more.

Loved it and recommended for a brilliant gift to any child.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Review: The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book is amazing! No wonder loads were reading this the year it came out. As for me? I left it on my shelf. I get really anxious if loads are loving a book. I’m either thinking “ oh what if I don’t love it” or just keep putting it off because I have high expectations.

This all proved to be right though. I agree with lots of what reviewers have said.

It’s mysterious and I definitely didn’t get a sniff in the air of the ending until the last few chapters.
The chapters are short, snappy and leading into the next. So that left me saying “ just one more chapter” .........

The reason I took a while to read this was it had a lot of pages, plus, daily life got in the way along with I’ve been feeling so tired lately. Otherwise I would have flew through this book.

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Review: Get a fucking grip!!: Self help for optimists

Get a fucking grip!!: Self help for optimists Get a fucking grip!!: Self help for optimists by Marc Watt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I saw this on BorrowBox from my library. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment and lots of things happening in family life. It’s difficult for us all with what’s happening in the world at this time without adding extra....right?!

I found this an honest, open and brazen book to listen to. I loved it though! I can see this is not going to be for everyone, but, you know what, there’s some honest straight forward straight talking words in here that really makes you STOP and take notice.

It handles a lot of subjects to, assumptions of our viewpoints and thoughts to rearranging you’re thoughts on subjects such as spending, relationships and lots more.
There’s definitely something for everyone.

If you only take one thing from this book, it will improve your mindset.

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